Dieter Fauconnier (°1981) obtained his Master Degree in electromechanical engineering in 2004 and received his Ph.D. degree in electromechanical in 2008, both at UGent. From 2009 till 2014 he continued his research on high-accurate discretization techniques and advanced turbulence modelling in the domain of Computational Fluid Dynamics as a post-doctoral researcher at the same university. After working 1 year as CFD analyst in private sector, he was appointed in 2015 as an assistant professor to initiate a research group in Computational Tribology at Soete Laboratory, Ghent University (UGent) Belgium, complementing the experimental Tribology group of Prof. Patrick De Baets. Given his expertise and experience in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics, his research is mainly focused to multi-scale and multi-physics modelling and simulation of fluid-and particle-related tribology, coupling CFD, DEM, FEM and MD. Although he currently focusses on lubrication modelling (e.g. TEHL), also modelling of erosion-abrasion processes lies within his scope of interest.